Measure the pasta dough ingredients as you would normally and…
• For black pasta, add a sachet of squid ink to 400g flour then mix with the rest of the ingredients. Take care not to spill as the ink stains, and remember to rinse your hands after use. Squid ink is available from your local fishmonger.
• For red pasta, add 100ml concentrated tomato paste to the ingredients.
• For green pasta, wash and cook 300g spinach and drain well. Chop finely and add to the remaining ingredients.
• For something completely different, which is guaranteed to bring compliments, once you have made your dough and rolled it through the machine, place fresh herbs of your choice (I used sage) between two sheets of pasta and roll again. Use the pasta as you would normally.